Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 is upon us and I hope everyone is having a great new year.  Last post I wrote about goal setting, so this post is somewhat of a continuation, some techniques that can be used to help keep you on track towards your goals.

Set small realistic goals: This allows for positive growth.  Huge harsh goals do not allow for human error to occur. Break your big audacious goal into manageable chunks. 

Reward yourself: not with food.  A five pound weight loss may “require” a reward of a new outfit!

Do something you like doing: You are more likely to do an activity you enjoy.  If you hate running and running is the major activity, then you are more likely to not continue with your workouts. 

Keep a Journal: this can be a food and workout journal, it allows progress to be seen.  Food tracking helps with finding dietary holes and eating patterns.  Strength increases can also be tracked using a journal.

Find a buddy or trainer: this is about accountability.  You are more likely to show for your workouts if someone is waiting for you.

Start at the right level for you (at this time): if you have not worked out for a long time, you should not restart where you left off.  Maybe start with a more beginner type routine.  Consistency is a key to long term success.  If you workout so hard on day one and have to take the remainder of the week off, you will be starting over at the beginning of the following week.

 These are not the only keep you on track techniques out there, and if you have a different one that has worked for you post it in the comments section.  It may help someone else.